The iPhone 13 is not expected for several months, but rumors are already increasing, especially regarding the 5G capabilities of the device.
The 5G is being deployed, slowly but surely, but this term actually brings together several technologies, quite similar certainly but nevertheless very different. There are different 5Gs, and smartphone manufacturers in particular need to take them into account if they want to reach as wide an audience as possible. This is what Apple plans to do, it seems, with its iPhone 13.
5G mmWave should be more popular in iPhone 13s
In case you haven’t already, not all 5G, so to speak, is created equal. Indeed, depending on the antennas integrated in your smartphone, you could be connected either in 5G mmWave or in 5G sub-6GHz. The former offers higher speeds than the latter, but still has to be content with a shorter range. The second, on the other hand, does the opposite, longer range but lower flow rates.
The iPhone is currently compatible with these two 5G if you live in the United States but for other markets including France the device is sold only with the sub-6GHz antenna . This is not much of a problem as 5G is not widely used around the world, but the good news, for those who are planning on buying an iPhone 13 this year, is that ‘ Apple is expected to include 5G mmWave antennas in more models.
Good thing for Apple customers
This is in any case what emerges from a report by Patently Apple which cites information from a supplier in which a Taiwanese company, in this case Qiqi, had received a large order of mmWave antennas, antennas that would go into the iPhone 13. The report goes on to add that the Cupertino firm is working with various telecom companies around the world to further expand the availability of mmWave iPhones in the years to come.
That being said, the speeds of 5G sub-6GHz are already far higher than those of LTE, so end consumers are a winner anyway, but it is important that this “evolution” take place. And with extended coverage, the connection will only be smoother, which is a good thing.